Our Team

JONATHAN LEVY
Zero Waste Project Manager

Jonathan Levy, Zero Waste Project Manager at Go2Zero, has worked in operational excellence and supply chain management for more than 10 years. His depth of experience includes supply chain optimization in warehousing and distribution, to extensive waste characterization analysis and zero waste education and outreach. This foundation was the basis of shifting his focus from traditional to circular supply chains.

For multiple years, Jonathan has been the face of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ Smart Business Recycling Program, conducting waste characterizations and outreach to more than 350 businesses in unincorporated Los Angeles County. He has overseen the transition of more than 2000 businesses into the City of Los Angeles’ recycLA program.

JUDI GREGORY
Principal

Judi Gregory, owner of Go2Zero Strategies, has worked in the recycling and solid waste management field for more than 25 years. Her experience includes work in multiple industry sectors; however recent years have been focused on the development of industry-related training and certification programs, including the launch of GreenEducation.US, an online learning platform for environmentally focused education. Ms. Gregory is a certified Zero Waste Business Associate by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council.

Among its accolades, Go2Zero Strategies was awarded Small Business of the Year by the CA Small Business Administration and Judi was awarded a Senate Resolution by District 25 Senator Liu. Go2Zero has received the WRAP Award from the CA Integrated Waste Management Board and Judi was named as “Recycler of the Year” award by the California Resource Recovery Association. 

JILL DONELLO
Manager of Educational Programs

Jill Donello partners with organizations to analyze systems, processes and people to increase efficiency and reduce waste through system redesign, training, education and change management programs.  Jill has more than 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of content-live, filmed, written, and animated to diverse audiences in multiple industries.

At GreenEducation.US, Jill brings new sustainability professionals together with industry experts in waste reduction and business redesign to create a training ground for those who wish to lead the Zero Waste economy in the future. Through education, application, and implementation, GreenEducation.US guides students and partnering organizations to achieve Zero Waste goals. Jill became on of the first certified TRUE Advisors through GCBI.

CORY OSKARDMAY
Project Manager

Cory is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a B.S. in Environmental Management & Policy, and minors in economics and mathematics. He worked as a Project Coordinator for the UNC Asheville Student Environmental Center, overseeing educational waste-reduction events and coordinating with faculty to improve sustainable resource management. Thereafter, became the Route Assistant at Orange Recycling Services and gained an in-depth understanding of the physical and economic aspects of the recycling industry. Cory committed to pursue a career in sustainable waste management, which encompasses sustainable behavior, environmental justice, education, and economics. He became the Waste Reduction Intern at UNC Asheville, working to educate peers on waste reduction strategies, perform waste assessments, and develop and maintain the university’s vermicomposting (worm composting) program. In his free time, Cory works to improve his own at-home vermicomposting system, practice the bass guitar, and play ultimate frisbee.

ERIN HARRIS
Master Gardener

Erin Harris is a certified Master Gardener through the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension. She maintains her status by volunteering at school and community gardens for 25 hours per year in addition to 12 hours per year of continuing education.

As a Master Gardener, Erin has planted, maintained and harvested dozens of gardens throughout Los Angeles County, on behalf of Heart Beet Gardening, Grant Elementary School, Palos Verdes School Gardens, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Lawndale School District, and Netiya. Her passion for the last seven years has been garden education, and she has developed garden curriculum tailored to students of all ages, placing an emphasis on practical skills, healthy food preparation, and composting organic waste. As part of the LA County Smart Gardening program, Erin is thrilled to teach residents throughout the greater Los Angeles area about the importance of reducing food waste, composting, and employing the principles of organic and regenerative gardening.

EDGAR VILLASENOR
Zero Waste Associate

Edgar Villasenor has more than 13 years of customer service experience, spanning from food service to grocery service. His waste reduction work began in 2017 as a crew member at a local Trader Joe's grocery store. There he took a leading role in the newly implemented organics composting program. This included monitoring the amount of organic waste being produced and educating order writers on how to reduce organic waste. This helped him obtain his position at Go2Zero Strategies.

Edgar is part of multiple projects for waste reduction and sustainability practices. He has managed successfully to educate clients around Downtown Los Angeles on proper waste management, and to identify their compliance with state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826. He provides assistance on reducing waste in a number of Vallarta supermarkets via waste assessments. Edgar also plays a key role in educating residents of Los Angeles County on sustainable and ethical home garden practices.

MARLENE GONZALEZ
Zero Waste Associate

Marlene Gonzalez has worked in the customer service field for 19 years, spanning retail, hospitality, marketing & promotion, and education. As a driver’s instructor, she educated new motorists on driving protocols and safety measures, in groups and individually. Her expertise provided a segue into her position as a Zero Waste Associate. She educates and trains businesses of different sizes. Marlene is confident, knowledgeable, and continually seeking new and efficient ways to communicate with her diverse customer base.

Marlene has been at the forefront of Los Angeles’s recycLA program, implemented in July 2017. She assisted commercial businesses and multi-family dwellings in the transition by right sizing trash services and adding recycling and composting bins. She works with customers to identify their compliance with state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826. She is passionate about educating the public on how to reduce its environmental footprint.

ANA GARCIA
Zero Waste Associate

Ana L. Garcia has worked with low income families and communities for more 15 years in the nonprofit sector. She began as an Outreach Specialist, in the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights communities as well as in other underserved communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Her experience includes outreach/community canvassing, community liaison, program and events coordinating, and conducting presentations and orientations, counselor for at-risk youth and a FamilySource Center coordinator.

As an Outreach Specialist, Ana worked at the front lines to assist families and communities with housing, food banks, clothing, application assistance for Medi-Cal, CalWorks, CalFresh, and Metro Bus coupons. She has also assisted youth engagement in their communities as part of a counseling program that included beautification projects, mural painting, and youth-on-youth mentorships. Her experience has brought her to her current position as a Zero Waste Associate. Canvassing communities, she is training and educating to raise awareness on Zero Waste and Sustainable Resource Management. She knows how to relate, build rapport with customers, and show care for the communities she serves.

NICOLE HERNANDEZ
Zero Waste Associate

Nicole Hernandez, Zero Waste Associate, has worked in food waste recycling and solid waste management for the past year. Her experience consists of providing solutions to organic waste diversion in service of residences, commercial businesses, and special events.

In 2018, she assisted in establishing the standard operating procedures for organics waste management at a major athletic stadium, which held large-scale events for up to 100,000 attendees. During this time, Nicole has hosted a number of community sustainability events for which she provided education and ou­­­treach materials regarding California State legislation AB 1826 and SB 1383. Additionally, Nicole is proficient in various methods of food waste recycling and has provided leadership and instruction at multiple composting workshops.

JOSHUA REBELLO
Zero Waste Associate

Joshua Rebello has worked in Zero Waste services in Los Angeles for the past 2 years, during which time he has conducted many waste characterizations. As a Sort Lead for many of the characterizations, he has educated staff on the sort categories, ensured quality control, and recorded data, all to help Los Angeles better meet waste diversion goals.

Joshua has helped Los Angeles County work towards its goal of diverting food waste from landfills by assisting in the roll out of a residential food scraps recycling program, Curb Your Food Waste LA. Here he served in several capacities, from performing waste assessments, to leading a team for door-to-door outreach. Thanks to these characterizations and his experience, Joshua is familiar with the common misconceptions of what is trash versus recycling. 

Joshua holds a BS in Sustainable Food & Farming from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

MYRNA GOLD
Zero Waste Associate, Communications

Myrna Gold, Zero Waste Associate, has more than 25 years of communications experience across numerous industries, including public health, technology, and publishing. Myrna develops content for marketing programs of Go2Zero and GreenEducation.US. She provides research, writing, social media campaigns, and strategic communications consulting.

Myrna's passion for environmental issues is rooted in human health. While working in Federal consulting, she conducted research on adverse health effects of oil-spill clean-up workers following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill of 1989. This information was foundational to the development of a multi-year"GuLF Study" that tracked the health of workers in oil spill response and clean-up following the Deepwater Horizon event. Myrna supported research by the US CDC on formaldehyde exposure of persons living in FEMA-provided trailers. She has also delivered research on the adverse health effects of insect/aviary-borne diseases from green swimming pools following the US Housing Market Crash of 2006-2009. She has reported on adverse health experiences of US homeless and migrant populations exposed to solid waste.

Cyrus Javaheri
Zero Waste Associate

Cyrus Javaheri is the Project Lead in downtown Los Angeles as part of the recycLA program. He oversees the Go2Zero recycLA team in continuing with the education and outreach to the businesses in the area and assists with reducing their waste and footprint on our planet. He and his team are currently the face of recycLA within downtown Los Angeles’s business community, helping them maintain compliance with all California state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826.

Cyrus has decades of experience in customer service and people relations. He has been a banker, educator, construction project manager, and a Zero Waste Specialist. He is an educator at heart and in every career, his focus has always been to steer students and clients to do the right thing for humanity and the environment. Cyrus holds a BA in philosophy with a minor in mathematics from California State University Northridge, and an MA in educational administration with school leadership from California State University Los Angeles.